Down this way, the shops are now pumping out the Christmas music and vigorously encouraging us to place our food orders for the upcoming celebrations.
This got me thinking. Are there any traditional Holiday ingredients that could actually be good for our skin? Happily, the answer seems to be yes! I’ve picked my Top 5, but there are loads more.
These oh-so Christmassy berries are rich in Vitamin C, a powerful anti-oxidant which can help prevent cell damage and, therefore, help to keep up the production of collagen. Studies have shown that people who ingest higher levels of Vitamin C may have fewer wrinkles and less dry skin.
There’s a limit to the amount of cranberry juice I can drink, so I found this recipe for Cranberry & Sweet Potato Bake. The combo of cranberries with sweet potato (or orange kumara, as we call them in New Zealand) brings me nicely to…
Carrots, butternut squash and orange kumara
What do all these easy-to-grab /easy-to-grow veges have in common?
Vitamin C, beta-carotene and Vitamin A aka retinol.
Not only is retinol good for the skin but it can also help support your immune system. And our bodies can convert beta-carotene into Vitamin A – so that’s like a double whammy!
Why not adapt this recipe from Nigella for butternut squash instead of pumpkin.
It’ll tick a lot of boxes. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene (which may be useful in combatting the effects of UV exposure) as well as the various health properties of ginger.
Beetroots are high in fibre and Vitamin C. They’re great in a chopped or shredded salad, with apples and carrots and garnished with fresh mint. Perfect with all that leftover turkey. Yum!
Are there foods that could make me look older?
Yup, sorry. Perhaps not unsurprisingly, my “avoid these foods if you want to look younger” list bears an uncanny resemblance to the “foods to avoid if you want to get rid of bags under your eyes” that I gave you earlier in November.
Salt, sugar, saturated fat and alcohol.
Let’s be reasonable. It’s Christmas! There’s no way I could cut out these things completely – nor would I want to. I guess it’s just a question of making choices and remembering that old proverb, “Moderation in everything.”
How can Rejoova support your anti-aging eating habits?
Nourishing your skin from the inside is a great way to support the good work which you and your Rejoova are doing on the outside.
Shopping, cooking, cleaning, contending with squabbling family members – it’s all getting a bit stressful.
Taking just 20 minutes a few times each week for your Rejoova skin therapy routine can be a blissful relief. Sit back, relax and gently let the micro-current massage soothe away the seasonal tension. Maybe choose the red light LED therapy. It’ll bathe you in a warm Festive glow, whilst helping to further increase your collagen levels.
Then delight in some extra Christmas joy when people remark on fabulous you’re looking!
If you’ve any favourite Holiday recipes which could help in the fight against wrinkles, I’d love to share them with our Rejoova-nation online community. Do get in touch!
Wishing you a delicious Festive season,
References: WebMD, HuffPost, Good Housekeeping.
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